If you’re anything like us, you’ve been scouring every spreadsheet and email possible trying to compile a list of ARCs, signings, and panels you want to attend while at BookExpo/BookCon. And if you’re anything like us too, your list will be a tad overwhelming. Somehow we’ve narrowed it down to a top five list of the ARCs we’re most excited to get our hands on!
5. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Ben Pasek, & Justin Paul
The first Dear Evan Hansen-related ARC on our list is none other than a novelization of the musical itself! If only Ben Platt were there, our lives would be complete.
4. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
This one might be slightly cheating because we’ve both lucked out and gotten tickets to Naomi’s autographing during BookCon, during which copies of Spinning Silver will be passed out and signed. It’s nice to have one guarantee on the list at least!
3. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertali & Adam Silvera
We have plans to get in line early for this one! I feel like the line will be long for it.
2. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Speaking of long lines, the one for this one will be no different. If we leave with only this one, consider it a successful BookExpo.
1. The Wicked King by Holly Black
We’re super hopeful that we can snag a copy of this one for our ARC collection! The Cruel Prince is a clear favorite from this year, so we’re dying to hold a copy of the sequel! If it’s even there, that is. And that’s it! Are you going to BookExpo/BookCon? Let us know your top five!
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